By Harry Sykes
Leeds United fans have piled into BBC correspondent Mark Clemmit on Twitter for his analysis of their club on Radio Five Live.
Supporters were critical of the journalist and broadcaster for his United analysis during the station’s Football League preview programme on Tuesday night.
Clemmit claimed that Leeds “haven’t really signed anyone” during what has been a summer of huge upheaval at Elland Road.
The Yorkshire giants have signed nine senior players, which includes seven new arrivals and 2016-17 loanees Pontus Jansson and Hadi Sacko penning permanent contracts.
The Elland Road faithful were dismissive of the experienced Clemmit’s summary and many took to social media to express their criticism.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Seriously Mark!? #lufc haven’t really signed anybody?? Where you been mate? And you just cannot compare Boro with Leeds in any capacity!
— LEEDSUNITED_MAD ⚡️ (@LeedsUnited_MAD) August 2, 2017
— Cockney White (@cockney_white) August 2, 2017
Thought that when I watched it too. Amazing how little attention they must pay.
— Distractedsen Leeds (@DistractedLeeds) August 2, 2017
Clemmit subsequently responded on Wednesday afternoon as he admitted on his personal Twitter account that his comments had been wide of the mark.
BBC Sport’s Football League expert held his hands up and said “fair cop” in a reply to one Leeds fan, stating he had meant “big obvious names” rather than the quantity of signings.
Fair cop mate, I meant big obvious names, with the exception of permanent Jansson & The Pennington loan! Also clearly mooted Leeds history.
— Mark Clemmit (@MarkClemmit) August 2, 2017
United have promised to bring in more signings before the transfer window shuts at the end of the month but managing director Angus Kinnear admitted on Tuesday night they are not expected to arrive in time for Sunday’s Championship opener against Bolton.
In other Leeds United news, a left-back has headed to Elland Road as he aims to secure a permanent transfer from top-flight club.